Bio


Eric is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering and course assistant in the Stanford Product Realization Lab (campus workshop/makerspace/teaching lab).

Eric's research interests are in product development, manufacturing, organization and learning sciences. His work investigates the prototyping, experimentation, and learning of hardware product development teams in the U.S. and East Africa.

From 2010 to 2016, Eric worked at MIT D-Lab where he co-developed and taught design courses (Design for Scale and D-Lab Earth). During this time, he worked extensively in Zambia and managed the MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups hardware venture accelerator supporting full-time social entrepreneurs primarily in Africa and India. From 2009 to 2013, Eric helped developed a water chlorination product and launch Zimba Water, a for-profit social enterprise based in Kolkata, India. Previously, he worked as an engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute and researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. A proud Buckeye, he is a graduate of Ohio State University (2009).

Honors & Awards


  • Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2016-2021)

Lab Affiliations